It’s no wonder that the four fields we’re watching “From the Field” are facing similar challenges this season since drought is affecting 29 contiguous states this growing season. Given the lack of moisture combined with extremely high temperatures, these fields are holding together quite well. Click below to see how fields are doing in the following locations:
The Latham® Hi-Tech Seeds in Herman, Neb., is growing well despite drought conditions. No measurable rain was received between June 24 and July 23. Soybeans are not showing critical stress at this point, but rain is truly needed. Small numbers of stinkbugs, bean leaf beetles and spiders have been seen, but none these pests are yet near threshold.
The Latham Hi-Tech Seeds corn and soybean plot at John Tyson’s farm in Herman, Nebraska, is growing as expected. Both corn and soybean plots were sprayed with pre-emergence and post-emergence herbicides, so little to no weed pressure is present. So far this season, very little insect pressure has been experienced. A few bean leaf beetles and stinkbugs have been seen but nothing extreme. Bean growth was a little slow but the warm weather is causing it to grow rapidly now. Since May 1, this area has seen only around 6.5” of rain.